The needed surge in artificial intelligence | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Military | Presidents have ordered troop surges into Iraq and Afghanistan, and President Trump is applying that strategy in another way. His Feb. 11 executive order requires a surge in research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The order requires federal agencies to drive progress on AI through their own research and development and through investing in R&D in the private sector and academia. http://bit.ly/2C3yyv8
“Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are terms used interchangeably despite the vast difference between them. To analyze where we need to go, we first need to define the terms.
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When you’re done with each project, what do you do with the leftover equipment?
When you’re done with each project, what do you do with the leftover equipment? | #TpromoCom #Surplus #Buy #Sell | Of course, the hope is that there will be no surplus equipment at the end of the job to sell, but we both know that this is not always the case. Post it on Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook and sell it! You must be a professional so please answer the questions posed as this is a closed group. Go to: http://bit.ly/2AkwgWt
Ban of Dahua and Hikvision is Now US Gov Law | #TpromoCom #Government #Congress #Camera | The US President has signed the 2019 NDAA into law, banning the use of Dahua and Hikvision (and their OEMs) for the US government, for US government-funded contracts and possibly for ‘critical infrastructure’ and ‘national security’ usage.
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Al’s View:There are those who claim that this is purely political in nature, that all IP-based cameras have backdoors in the software, that Cisco, Axis, and more have experienced the same kinds of bugs in the rug. They also claim that making adjustments at the network level will solve the problem. The only thing missing here is the fact that those who have bugs in the rugs as a natural consequence of creating a new software have these problems by accident and the Chinese-owned camera manufacturers named in the legal briefs have introduced them by intent. How will this impact the security industry? We’ll see. –Al Colombo
A COMPREHENSIVE ROUNDTABLE ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY | #TpromoCom #nationalsecurity #president #terrorism #terrorist | So what to make of this new National Security Strategy? First, congratulations are due to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his staff, especially Nadia Schadlow and Seth Center, for the intellectual energy and dispatch with which they developed and drafted this document and shepherded it through the interagency approval process. This is the first time since the National Security Strategy was mandated in 1986 by the Goldwater-Nichols Act that a new president has issued one in his first year in office. Given that many other strategy documents produced by the national security community — such as the National Defense Strategy, the National Military Strategy, the Quadrennial Defense Review, and so forth — take their cues from the National Security Strategy, the timing of its release also bodes well for the interagency process of strategy formulation.
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Opinion: The author of this think piece calls President Trump’s national security strategy “unprecedented,” however, if you go back in history, there were other presidents who took a similar staunch position, putting into place the means necessary to protect this nation from it’s enemies, both foreign and domestic. I applaud this administration for its effort to seal our borders and to assure better security overall on the home front. –Al Colombo